Charlie Chaplin's 49th Film Released May 27 1916
Police was Charlie Chaplin's 14th released film from Essanay. It was made at the Majestic Studio in Los Angeles. Charlie playing an ex-convict finds life on the outside not to his liking and leads him to breaking into a home with another thief (Wesley Ruggles). Edna Purviance plays the girl living in the home who tries to change him.
just finished watching The Chaplin Puzzle narrated by Burgess Meredith. Toward the end of the documentary the restored version of POLICE is shown.
The short film Triple Trouble also has scenes from POLICE. Haven't watched it, but it was told in the documentary.
February 6, 2010 Subject:
Besides the Majestic studios this film was made in Old Chinatown near Olvera Street in Los Angeles which gives this film an interesting historic quality if you look into it's details. This is a darker side of Chaplin but it has so much character it brilliant.
July 21, 2009 Subject:
I agree the music isn't all that well chosen and I've noticed that this isn't the only Chaplin movie that is missing an ending. It's very disappointing.
December 29, 2006 Subject:
the end is missing and sometimes the scenes "jump". Besides that the film is not that funny. There are better ones of Charlie Chaplin.
The music does not suit the film and I have heard in some other CC films that have recently been uploaded.